• Havukal Winter Frost Black

  • A Nilgiri cup with floral flavors & hints of winter-greens

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    Freshness Journey

    Our Unique & Transparent procurement process, from leaf to cup
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      Picked & Processed

      10th - 11th March

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      Arrived at Teabox
      Within 24 hours of manufacture at the estate we receive our teas.

      13th March

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      Sorted & Cleaned
      We sort the tea according to its grade, to ensure only whole leaves are sent to you, not the fannings and dust.

      13th March

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      Vacuum Packed
      We vacuum pack to preserve the freshness of your teas from its 4 enemies - Light, heat, moisture and oxygen.

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      Stored @ -5°c
      Teabox is the only brand to have a cold chain processing facility in Darjeeling, that allows teas to be stored at -5°C (at 3-4% moisture levels) to preserve and enhance the shelf life.

      13th March

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      Ready to Ship

      15th March

    KNOW YOUR TEA

    From the western ghats of Nilgiris, situated at an altitude of 5500 to 6000 feet, Havukal Tea Estate is one of the pristine tea gardens there. Known for producing exceptional winter flush teas, this tea is an incredibly aromatic black tea. A lively, medium-bodied cup that starts with subtle floral flavors, akin to yellow lilies and gardenia! Subtle tropical fruity undertones similar to cantaloupe arrive towards the middle. Light winter-green hints shore up towards the end to reveal refreshing floral accents. A memorable experience of winter flush tea.

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    Season The season of teas picked between the four flushes(harvests) of the year Winter

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    Specialty Represents the cultivar of the tea plant Frost

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    Caffeine The amount of caffeine this tea contains Medium

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    Time Of Day Recommended time to savor for the best tea experience Afternoon

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    Picking date 10-Mar-2021

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    Grade STGFOP - Special Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe.As good as the SFTGFOP although got a slightly lighter twist and fewer buds. STGFOP

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    Invoice Unique Reference Number For this Batch 130

    the experience

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    aroma

    Marked by notes of yellow lily, cantaloupe along with uplifting hints of spring sap

    appearance

    Bright Orange

    taste

    A lively, medium-bodied cup which starts with subtle floral flavors, akin to yellow lilies and gardenia; which coat the palate right at the start and gradually gains strength as you make your way through the cup. Subtle tropical fruity undertones similar to cantaloupe are discernible towards the middle; thereby intensifying the characters and rendering a distinctive sweet texture to the liquor. Light winter-green hints shore up towards the finish which however fade quickly to reveal refreshing floral accents; making for a memorable experience of winter flush black tea from the Blue Hills.

    COMPLEMENTS

    Best enjoyed on its own or with a bowl of fresh fruits and soft cheeses

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    dry leaf

    aroma

    Lifted notes of freesia, fresh nuts, cedar with hint of stone-fruits

    appearance

    Tightly rolled, medium-sized, blackish leaves; some with brown hues and a scattering of dark-green leaf cuttings

    infusion

    aroma

    Light floral with hint of herbs, wet vegetation and soothing undertones of winter-green oil

    appearance

    Slightly open, broad-sized, mix of matte-green and olive-green leaves; some with cut leaves and stems detached

    steeping notes

    Water

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    6 fl oz / 180 ml

    Use O2 rich water, running stream or RO filtered

    Temperature

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    185oF -194oF / 85oC -90oC

    Get the water temperature right to the recommended temperature

    Leaves

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    2 tsp / 0.09 oz / 2.5 g

    Use the suggested quantity above with the approximate water

    Time

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    5 mins

    Infuse the leaves for a recommended time

    condiments

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    Lemon

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    Drink Plain

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    Sugar

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    CRAFTED BY TEA MASTERS

    with 65+ years of collective experience

    Stringent Quality Checked

    Our teas goes through rigorous 8-step quality checklist to get the final approval

    Nurtured at every step

    Keeping the 4 enemies of Tea at bay - Light, Moisture, Heat & Oxygen

    Nothing but the finest cup

    This tea comes after tasting 85+ samples, by our Master Tasters.

    THE 4 'S' OF TEA EXPERIENCE

    Smell

    The mesmerizing aroma of the dry leaf is one that can’t be missed. Just take a whiff and be transported to a whole new level

    Steep

    Never boil your tea. Make your tea with comfort. Let it infuse at its own speed. Play some music, water your plants, or knock off two pages from the book while your cup steeps.

    Sip

    Feel every accent. Taste every note. A journey into the firework of taste and texture of the cup!

    Savor

    Tea is your moment of PAUSE. It’s a break from the world of chaos. Savor the experience, it’s your me time.

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